The line choice is crucial. A wrong decision could have devastating consequences.
While there are many factors to consider when selecting the right line, experienced fishermen know that abrasion resistance is the most important. Many things could break your line, including sharp rocks and submerged debris, as well as barnacle-encrusted pilings.
Abrasion resistance myths are just as prevalent as the summer heat. Even though people think they know what lines can withstand a beating well, the facts are rare and far between. It can be difficult to find the right answer when there is so much hype surrounding advertising copy.
These statements are just a few of the many misunderstandings you will find:
Wide Open Spaces says that “Traditionally, Monofilament is known to be much more durable than braided lines, especially in terms of abrasion resistance.”
Bullbuster.net believes that Mono is more resistant to abrasion than braid around sharp objects. This is simply because because of its larger diameter”
They can’t be both rights, first of all.
We’ve done extensive research on this topic and have already raised doubts about both of these claims.
We don’t want to hear guesses or conjecture. We are interested in knowing if braid resists abrasion better than mono or fluorocarbon. Is diameter an issue?
Let’s find solid answers!